Florida’s uninsured rate drop among best in nation

Florida’s uninsured rate drop among best in nation

The percentage of Floridians 18 and older without health insurance fell from 22.1 percent in 2013 to 18.3 percent last year, a new Gallup analysis finds.

That drop of 3.8 percentage points was larger than the drop in 31 other states and nationwide (3.5 percentage points), a result attributed mainly to the Affordable Care Act and activists’ efforts to enroll people in coverage under the law.

Despite the change, Florida continues to rank among states with the largest proportions of people lacking coverage. Only four states — Texas, Georgia, Mississippi and Oklahoma — had higher uninsured rates, according to Gallup

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